Fast, Fun, Free “Fine” Art

This is probably the most awesome thing you can do with a printer in five minutes, for free.

Fast Fun Free Fine Art

Do you know what this is?  Probably not.  But don’t worry, you will soon figure it out.

I found out about this through Creature Comforts, and I loved it.

So you go to this site and you can use their online application, called The Rasterbator (gross, I know), or you can download it and use it on your computer.

Just follow their instructions to upload a photo of yours or to link to another photo on the internet.  Select the size you want and how you want to crop it, then get the program to rasterize the image.  Your computer will download a multi-page PDF document that you can then print out and assemble.

Fast Fun Free Fine Art

Of course the pages are in order, but they’re not as easy as you think to put together.  But you can figure it out.

Use a paper cutter or scissors to carefully cut out the excess border and then stick them all together.

Fast Fun Free Fine Art

Is this … ?

Fast Fun Free Fine Art

Yes, it’s Grenadier!

Fast Fun Free Fine Art

I used this photo here:

Gren Learns to Swim

Now, it’s not a perfect job by any means — you can see the tape and the edges of the paper.  But for something this simple, it’s hella cool.

Fast Fun Free Fine Art

And now it’s up in our kitchen, the only place with any free wall space.

Fast Fun Free Fine Art

I can see these shellacked to a board for more permanence, or used as decoration at a party — the picture is the guest of honour, perhaps.  Or you could print one and give it, unassembled, to a friend for them to put together.  What a lovely surprise!

Fast Fun Free Fine Art

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Author: allythebell

A corgi. A small boy. A sense of adventure. Chaos ensues.

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